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together. president obama says he's putting together his plan to reduce gun violence. >> members of congress i think are going to have to have a debate and examine their own conscience. >> reporter: the president's plan will be based on recommendations from vice president joe biden's task force. likely proposals include mental health background checks, longer prison sentences for gun traffickers, and more information on violent video games. the president also wants a ban on assault rifles, but many gun rights advocates including mike emerson are opposed. >> the people who want to get them to do evil things are not going to be deterred by the ban. >> reporter: the president is facing opposition from the nra and many lawmakers on capitol hill. even top democrats do not believe an assault weapons ban can pass through congress. the president says if congress cannot pass federal legislation, he may go it alone and use an executive order. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take that step. >>
, gun owner advocates are geared up to block such efforts. >> reporter: president obama says he is putting together his plan to reduce gun violence. >> members of congress are going to have to have a debate and examine their own conscience. >> reporter: the president's plan will be based on recommendations from vice president joe biden's task force. likely proposals include mental health background checks, longer prison sentences for gun traffickers, and more information on violent videogames. he also wants a ban on assault rifles but many gun rights advocates including mike emerson are opposed. >> the people who want them to get them to do evil things won't be deterred by a ban. >> reporter: the president faces opposition from the nra and lawmakers on capitol hill. even top democrats do not believe an assault weapons ban can pass through congress. the president says if congress cannot pass federal legislation he may use an executive order. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should
of the united states! >> reporter: president obama says he is putting together his plan to reduce gun violence. >> members of congress i think are going to have to have a debate and examine their own conscience. >> reporter: the president's plan will be based on recommendations from event vomit's task force. likely proposals include mental health back ground checks, longer percent son sentences for gun traffickers and -- traffickers and more information on violent videogames. the president also wants a ban on assault rifles but many gun rights advocates are opposed. >> the people who want to get them to do evil things are not going to be deterred by a ban. >> reporter: the president is facing opposition from the nra and lawmakers here on capitol hill even top democrats don't believe an assault weapons ban can pass through congress. the president says if congress cannot pass federal legislation, he may go it alone and use an exec tv order. >> if there is a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in newtown, we should take tha
its act together. >> greta: back in 2006 when president obama was then a senator he actually voted against raising the debt ceiling. so what has changed now? congressman jason chaffetz nice to see you. >> well, congress spending pushing and the president pushing for this? we have to stop the spending. like the alcoholic who won't give up his drink anymore, you have to slow this. >> greta: what president obama said today he's basically executing what you in congress are telling him to do. you authorize the spending and he's got to pay the bills. and so now you're saying he can't borrow the money. >> no, we've got to make sure we prioritize the payment of the 16.4 trillion dollars that this government owes, but we have to solve the problem. we don't need just the deal. we actually have to solve the problem and the way you solve that problem is it cut up the credit card and slow the spending to a point where you actually cut into the deficit and pay off the debt. >> you know what i didn't like today. i thought it was annoying, he may have to slow down social security payments if-- and
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you're talking about, ed, is an opportunity for businesses and washington to work together on energy. we're not seeing that. >> obama has been more energy friendly than people would like to admit. numbers back it up. production doing very, very well when he's been in office and the other thing i'm saying -- >> what about the keystone pipeline? >> nothing has come of it yet, but let me tell you there are other pipelines producing pretty well without that pipeline. we're talking 16% last year, 14% increase this year, another 10% the year after that. we're going to look at almost a 50% increase in oil production in four years in the united states so something seems to be working and it's not -- washington can't seem to stop it because the technology and the raw materials seem to be there. >> despite, despite washington. >> david, jump in here. how are you investing today? >> well, you know, we've talked about the vix earnings. right now we're coming off a trough in the third quarter. we don't expect much more earnings, for fourth-quarter earnings. vix is really contrarian indicator, a l
one side has to blink first or the issues have to kind of meld together in a way that speaker boehner or president obama has a fig leaf in order to get this done. >> woodruff: jake, what about the president's argument today? he said this several times. he said this is not about we're doing the debt ceiling in order to authorize more spending. he said it is about congress paying off the bills that it's already incurred. >> that argument is the same one that white house used in 2011. it didn't sit well with house republicans then. they've been saying for years whatever the reality is at the white house and whatever the president tries to say they've been saying for years that the nation has a spending problem not a taxation problem. it's very difficult for them to reverse that. they see this as the popular option. one of their internal polls showed that 74% of americans believe in speaker boehner's approach and not the president's. so they're really not moving out of their corner. they're as far out as they can be on this. >> woodruff: carol lee, what is the white house preparing to do
revenue. politicians and voters working together. a balanced approach of spending cuts and tax increases to cut down a dangerous deficit. why can't anyone in dc come to the table with a simple obvious proposal? >> obama: if we combine a balanced package of savings from spending on healthcare and revenues from closing loopholes we can solve the deficit issue. >> john: joining me now is wahini varra, california politics reporter for the wall street journal. thank you for your time tonight. >> thank you. >> does that mean that he's doing things right? >> he had decent approving ratings after a while. but after this effort to pass taxes, his approval ratings went up. he's more popular now than he has ever been in california, a little bit surprisingly. >> when you consider all the negative stereotypes that we heard groaning up. when i was growing up he was governor moon beam, and how unbalanced he was, quite the opposite of now. governor brown did a whole lot of cutting, are the people of california glossing over that? >> i think they may be. the most recent thing that happened was that calif
, and online ammunition sales. mr. obama met yesterday with joe biden to go over a whole load of proposals that were put together by a task force led by the vice president. and they include up to 19 different steps that the president could take through executive action to by pass powerful opposition in congress. and dan lothian joins us live at the white house. so, dan, if you could just layout the difference between what the president can do using executive action versus using administrative action. >> and the president and vice president have talked about things they can do legislatively. but if they can't do it that way, they can move things a lot qui quick are by ter by the preside acting on his own. a ban on high capacity clips. universal back grounground chec. tightening up checks on background checks. also discussing issues around mental health. those are some of the things that are part of the package that the president is currently looking at. but again, the president also has talked about using executive orders to move things along very quickly. and that is sort of shaping up to
people are realizing that. >> the american people reelected president obama which says to me the majority of americans don't want smaller government, don't want huge spending cuts. they want congress to work together to get its act together and get the economy moving. >> the american people also elected another house of representatives, a republican house of representatives, and that is our most direct form of representation in the federal government, the house of representatives, and they're the ones that control the purse strings. we have to do something. this isn't -- the thing is this is not about party politics. this is about the solvency of this country, it is about this country being the greatest nation on earth. it's our greatest threat to our national security. >> some people would say it is about party politics and some people, frankly, blame the tea party for this terrible gridlock in the house of representatives. there's a tea party group in south florida that's going to change its name to not include the tea party because the public reacts so negatively to that title now. >>
ban. but in the wake of the sandy hook massacre, mr. obama says he will consider using his executive powers to bring about change. >>> a month after the newtown shootings, parents of the 20 children killed have joined together as a force for change. they've launched an anti-violence initiative called sandy hook promises. it's a way to honor their sons and daughters and help make sure no other parents ever suffer the same loss. jeremy richmond lost his 6-year-old daughter, avielle rose. >> like everyone here, we want to bring about changes that will stop a tragedy such as this from happening in any community ever again. because this can happen in any community. >> the sandy hook parents say they are ready to confront issues, including guns, mental health and school safety. >> interesting note here, in stratford, connecticut, next to newtown, a school may be renamed for one of the teachers killed in the tragedy, victoria soto. she was 27 years old. she's the one that died while shielding her kids. they may name a street after her, as well. she grew up there in stratford, connecticut. s
... book any flight and hotel together and get access to our free personal concierge service. any need, any question, we're on call 24/7. >>> this just in. president obama has picked another pastor to deliver the closing prayer at the inauguration. the reverend luis leon of st. john's church tells cnn he has been invited to deliver the closing prayer at the inauguration. an atlanta pastor was scheduled to participate but had to withdraw after a controversy over an anti-gay sermon he delivered years ago. >>> despite hillary clinton's comeback after last month's bout with the flu followed by a concussion from a fall and then of course the blood clot in her head, there has been plenty of speculation about her health. today, you could call a pretty knowledgeable source weighed in. >> she's always been very, very healthy and she has very low blood pressure, very low standing heartbeat. i tell her she's still got time to have three more husbands after me. she will live to be 120. i always know that she's thinking about that whenever i am stubborn about something, in my constant quest at self-impr
, not create more bureaucracy to police business. with obama's election to a second term, the president has the upper hand for now. alison kosik, cnn, new york. >> alison, thank you. >>> two brothers about to go blind decide to end their lives together. and what doctors do next stirring up the debate over the right to die. hala gorani will join me, tell the story, and the fallout now worldwide. ur weight. i tried weight loss plans... but their shakes aren't always made for people with diabetes. that's why there's glucerna hunger smart shakes. they have carb steady, with carbs that digest slowly to help minimize blood sugar spikes. and they have six grams of sugars. with fifteen grams of protein to help manage hunger... look who's getting smart about her weight. [ male announcer ] glucerna hunger smart. a smart way to help manage hunger and diabetes. >>> in belgium, identical twin brothers born deaf find out they're going blind at the age of 45. not willing to spend their lives without hearing and without seeing, mark and eddie tell their doctors they want to die. and you know what, their do
. what's on tap for "the young turks" tonight. >> cenk: president obama seems like he's going to put strong legislation together on gun control. of course republicans are saying perhaps it's time for impeachment. here we go again. these guys are unreal. but the president's proposals seem encouraging. what is not encouraging is federal prosecutors going after people who are doing something perfectly legal here in california which is selling medicineal marijuana. a businessman with a wife and two kids. we'll talk to them on the show. and finally how much more do politicians make if they become a lobbyist. it's a lot more. including a guy who is not going to work for the fertilizing industry. speaking of which jennifer, what are you doing here. >> jennifer: i got to go. always such fascinating stories that you guys do. i appreciate it. we'll be watching at the top of the hour. >> cenk: thank you. >> jennifer: now a look at some of the other stories that are buzzing around "the war room." stuff that i thought was really fascinateing. fist of all, chelsey clinton is going to share the com
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